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Con Edison chairman and CEO Kevin Burke held (Credit: Andy Jacobsohn)

Con Edison chairman and CEO Kevin Burke held a news conference in Larchmont to announce a $1 billion investment in storm-protection measures over the next four years in New York City and Westchester County. Standing next to a remote-controlled "smart switch," Burke highlighted the device as a way to reduce weather outages. (June 14, 2013)

Con Edison installs 'smart switch' in Larchmont

Con Edison chairman and CEO Kevin Burke held a news conference in Larchmont to announce a $1 billion investment in storm-protection measures over the next four years in New York City and Westchester County. Standing next to a remote-controlled "smart switch," Burke highlighted the device as a way to reduce weather outages. (June 14, 2013)

A Con Edison employee helps hoist a remote-controlled
(Credit: Andy Jacobsohn)

A Con Edison employee helps hoist a remote-controlled "smart switch" after Con Edison Chairman and CEO Kevin Burke held a news conference in Larchmont to announce a $1 billion investment in storm-protection measures over the next four years in New York City and Westchester County. Standing next to the switch, Burke highlighted the device as a way to reduce weather outages. (June 14, 2013)

Con Edison chairman and CEO Kevin Burke held
(Credit: Andy Jacobsohn)

Con Edison chairman and CEO Kevin Burke held a news conference in Larchmont to announce a $1 billion investment in storm-protection measures over the next four years in New York City and Westchester County. Standing next to a remote-controlled "smart switch," Burke highlighted the device as a way to reduce weather outages. (June 14, 2013)

Con Edison's new remote-controlled
(Credit: Andy Jacobsohn)

Con Edison's new remote-controlled "smart switch" sits beside a truck before Con Ed chairman and CEO Kevin Burke starts a press conference in Larchmont to announce a $1 billion investment in storm-protection measures over the next four years in New York City and Westchester County. Standing next to the "smart switch," Burke highlighted the device as a way to reduce weather outages. (June 14, 2013)

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Con Edison chairman and CEO Kevin Burke held
(Credit: Andy Jacobsohn)

Con Edison chairman and CEO Kevin Burke held a news conference in Larchmont to announce a $1 billion investment in storm-protection measures over the next four years in New York City and Westchester County. Standing next to a remote-controlled "smart switch," Burke highlighted the device as a way to reduce weather outages. (June 14, 2013)

Line constructor Kevin Kavanagh, top, and chief line
(Credit: Andy Jacobsohn)

Line constructor Kevin Kavanagh, top, and chief line constructor Mark Noisette install a "smart switch" after Con Edison chairman and CEO Kevin Burke held a news conference in Larchmont to announce a $1 billion investment in storm-protection measures over the next four years in New York City and Westchester County. Standing next to the "smart switch," Burke highlighted the device as a way to reduce weather outages. (June 14, 2013)

Line constructor Kevin Kavanagh helps hoist a remote-controlled
(Credit: Andy Jacobsohn)

Line constructor Kevin Kavanagh helps hoist a remote-controlled "smart switch" into place after Con Edison chairman and CEO Kevin Burke held a news conference in Larchmont to announce a $1 billion investment in storm-protection measures over the next four years in New York City and Westchester County. Standing next to the "smart switch," Burke highlighted the device as a way to reduce weather outages. (June 14, 2013)

Larchmont Mayor Anne McAndrews speaks with Con Edison
(Credit: Andy Jacobsohn)

Larchmont Mayor Anne McAndrews speaks with Con Edison Chairman and CEO Kevin Burke after Burke held a press conference in Larchmont to announce a $1 billion investment in storm protection measures over the next four years in New York City and Westchester County. Standing next to a remote-controlled "smart switch", Burke highlighted the device as a way to reduce weather outages. (June 14, 2013)

Con Edison's new remote-controlled
(Credit: Andy Jacobsohn)

Con Edison's new remote-controlled "smart switch" was installed after Con Edison chairman and CEO Kevin Burke starting a news conference in Larchmont to announce a $1 billion investment in storm-protection measures over the next four years in New York City and Westchester County. Standing next to the "smart switch", Burke highlighted the device as a way to reduce weather outages. (June 14, 2013)

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